Facilities

English in Chester is based in 4 elegant buildings in Stanley Place, a small historic square in the old walled city of Chester. The school buildings were the homes of Chester's rich and famous people over 200 years ago. Three of the buildings form the main school. The fourth building, on the other side of the square, is called The Language Training Centre. This is where we hold our 25+ Courses. It is just a two-minute walk to the heart of the city of Chester and the main bus station.

The Language School, 9-11 Stanley Place

These beautiful 230+ year old buildings have a long and interesting history. Today they make an ideal English language school, with very good facilities for learning and relaxation.

  • 20 classrooms accommodating a maximum of 180 students

    20 classrooms accommodating a maximum of 180 students

    Our classrooms are bright and nicely furnished, with large windows creating a light and comfortable learning environment.

  • Digital Language Laboratory with Computer Room

    Digital Language Laboratory with Computer Room

    We have 12 computers in a specially designed computer room/language lab for students to use. Our digital lab offers the latest technology for practising your listening skills, improving your fluency and working on your pronunciation. You can also spend time on e-Chester - our own free guided e-learning and online community.

  • Free internet and WiFi access

    Free internet and WiFi access

    All our computers have free internet access. If you bring your own laptop you can connect to WiFi anywhere in the building, including the classrooms and the social areas.

  • Self-Access Centre

    Self-Access Centre

    Our self-access centre has 12 widescreen computers, all equipped with English learning software for you to use, including Active Listening, Read Up - Speed Up, Sky Pronunciation and Road to IELTS. The centre is open all day. After lessons there is a teacher available in the self-access centre to help you. We have a DVD library, graded readers, readers with accompanying CDs, grammar / vocabulary / exam worksheets and much more for you to explore.

  • Common Room

    Common Room

    Our comfortable common room is our largest room where we welcome students on their first day. Students can relax and watch TV on our large LCD screen and socialise with their friends. We hold many of our social events in this great space.

  • Coffee Room

    Coffee Room

    The coffee room is a popular place during breaks and lunchtimes. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from vending machines throughout the day.

  • Patio Garden

    Patio Garden

    The patio area behind the school building is a great sunny place to sit and unwind in between lessons and at lunchtime. Tables, chairs, flowers and mosaic artwork characterise the patio garden. In the summer months we have lots of parties and BBQs on the patio. It is a great space to spend time with your new international friends.

The Language Training Centre, 2 Stanley Place

Clients on our 25+ Courses have their own building on the other side of the square which we call the Language Training Centre. The training rooms, computer room, language laboratory and social areas combine to create a unique, relaxing, business-like environment.

  • 6 training rooms accommodating a maximum of 30 students

    6 training rooms accommodating a maximum of 30 students

    Our training rooms are furnished to a high standard; each room has large windows and is light and comfortable.

  • Language Laboratory with computer room

    Language Laboratory with Computer Room

    There are 5 computers for students to use. Each has pronunciation and listening software installed. There is also a language laboratory which is used in lessons for extra listening, fluency and pronunciation practice.

  • Free internet and WiFi access

    Free internet and WiFi access

    All our computers have free internet access. If you bring your own laptop you can connect to WiFi anywhere in the building, including the classrooms and the social areas.

  • Lounge with coffee area

    Lounge with coffee area

    The Language Training Centre has a large and relaxing lounge. A selection of quality coffees and teas are available, free of charge throughout the day.

Jonas, Switzerland

I really enjoyed my time in Chester and improved my English. The programme was adapted to my needs and I felt really prepared when I came to the exam. The city is beautiful with lots to do and the social programme was well-organised. It was exactly what I wanted. From the first day the welcome was warm and I felt at home.

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